Allan L. Char, 69, of Kasilof passed away at his home May 22, 2014.
Allan was born July 22, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles and May (Bills) Char, and was the Ivory Snow Baby for a year.
He proudly served two tours in Viet Nam as a Military Police Officer in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He and his wife moved to Kasilof in 1982 and shortly thereafter began his career with Safeway, where he retired in 2000.
His family says, "He was a strong, kind hearted man who loved and served his country. Al loved fishing, target shooting and fostering animals. He was a true character; he made everyone around him laugh with his jokes and stories. Al will truly be missed by all, even his bossiness. We love and miss you Charlie."
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vince Char.
Allan is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Eileen; daughter, Cindi and husband, Dan Pritchow II of Renton, WA; granddaughter, Katie Houston of Centerville, OK and grandsons, Zachary Houston of Seattle, WA and Dan Pritchow III of Renton, WA.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 28, 2014 at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel (5839 Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai) at 4:00PM.
Donations in Allan's name may be given to the Disabled Veteran's National Foundation.
Please visit Allan's online memorial and sign his guestbook at alaskanfuneral.com
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 29, 2014